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an opportunity before we turn to our witnesses. the debate over stand your ground laws raises fundamental questions about self-defense in the be united states of america. in recent years we've seen a dramatic increase in laws expanding the situation in which a person can legally use deadly force in response to a perceived threat. florida passed the first of this new wave of stand your ground laws in 2005. prior to 2005, florida law held that a person outside his home could not use deadly force and then claim self-defense if the person could have safely avoided the confrontation. this, quote, duty of safe retreat, closed quote, sought to prevent public disputes from escalating into violence. but the gun lobby pushed to change florida's law so people could shoot someone who threatened them without first trying to avoid a confrontation. florida wasn't the first state to adopt the stand your ground principle, but florida's 2005 law expanded the principle in several dramatic new ways. first, the law grants criminal and civil of immunity for use withs of deadly force -- for uses of deadly force
." that's because he found out that his policy, which came into effect just two months after the law's arbitrary cutoff date for grandfathered plans, will be discontinued next year. and he's not happy about this at all. especially given the fact that a plan on the obamacare exchanges will dramatically drive up his insurance costs from $400 a month to more than $700 a month with zero subsidies available. here's what he had to say. he said my wife and i are 54. we don't need maternity care, and we don't need obamacare. well, he's right to be upset. this is simply not in keeping with the spirit of the president's oft-repeated promise. perhaps the administration would like to tell him he should have just done a better job of keeping up with its regulatory dictates. but what about the millions who purchased their plans relying on the president's promise that they could keep them? what about the husbands and wives across kentucky who suffered when two of our largest employers had to drop spousal coverage? what about the folks who lost coverage at work? what about all the smaller paychecks
received overwhelming number of stories from my constituents with concerns about the health care law. >> 23,000 are losing access to the state sponsored program which covered those with preexisting conditions, seniors and small children and small businesses. one small business owner, greg from my district shared this story with me. i want to share this with diane. i operate a small painting business and very happy with the cover tennessee program for small businesses and their employees. it had a small co-pay and covered up to $25,000 each year. it covered 12 doctors visits and annual physical at reasonable costs and this is being canceled effective january 2014 because it does not meet the requirements of obama care. this directly contradicts the comments made by president obama that we could keep our existing program. they had affordable health care that they liked but they didn't get to keep that. and i ask, is this right or is this just for this group of people. these 28,000 citizens of tennessee are now forced to find new coverage plans on the health care website there are people out t
hearing on stand your ground laws. itnesses include the mother of trayvon mar on the. you'll hear from supporters of the law that currently exist in one form or another in as many as 30 states h. is an hour and a alf. >> can i ask you all to please stand. it is customary to administer the oath before the subcommittee. will your testimony be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so hope you god? let the record reflect that the witnesses answered in the affirmative. each witness will be given five minutes for an opening statement. any written statement will be admitted without objection. our first witness is sabrina fulton. she is the mother of trayvon martin. her son was shot and killed at the age of 17 on the night of february 26, 2012 in sanford, florida. his parents have created a foundation to provide support and advocacy for the victims of violent crimes. she is a graduate of florida memorial university. thank you for coming here today. please proceed with your testimony. >> thank you so much for taking the time to listen to what i have to say and the rest of the p
it's only the federal government has an estimated 5000 or so criminal laws that have over criminalized this country. hopefully when i am here again for a hearing weekend fervently work toward eliminating or correcting the thousands of federal laws that have sometimes put people behind bars for things that most americans have no clue would be against the criminal law. so senators i humbly implore you let's leave state criminal law to the consideration of the state legislatures though we in congress will probably be well served to take advice from the states that are still solvent. thank you. >> thank you congressman gohmert and i want to thank your college scholars from the tear is in congressman fudge for their testimony as well. we appreciate your being here today and we are going to proceed to the second panel as you depart. thank you again. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> i'm sorry. if i can ask you all to please stand. it's customary to give the oath before this committee. if you please raise your right hand. view from the testimony you're about
. it attacks cost drivers like medical liability law that are making health care unaffordable. it restores pricing flexibility to plans so a healthy young person can again purchase catastrophic insurance for next to nothing. it takes the best of the american health care system, preserves it, and corrects its flaws. i realize the senate's likely to bury this reform as it has so many, but it's important that the house pass it so that the american people can see that there is still hope to save what was once the finest health care system in the world and can be again as soon as this favored dream of obamacare finally breaks. we have just been through a government shutdown because democrats refused even to consider delaying the obamacare train wreck. they got their way, and that train wreck is now upon us. i believe in the coming months the american people will recognize the urgent warnings that the republicans tried so desperately to convey. and they'll be looking for a way out. we need to blaze that trail now. for that reason i rise to ask the house leadership to bring the republican health
for valid foreign intelligence purposes and we work within the law >> the response - america's spy chief explains why they gather intelligence on u.s. allies. >> i want to apologise to you that the website has not worked as well as it should >> admitting problems - the website that is supposed to let americans sign up for health care has republicans and democrats calming for delay. >> it's beautiful. >> helping survivors of sandy reclaim some of their precious belongings >> the ambitious project completed in turkey to expect two continents under water. -- to connect two continents under water. >> no apologies, no excuses from the top spy chiefs. the head of the national intelligence told house intelligence committee that phone taps on foreign citizens are not true. the nsa would rather take the beating in the media than give up a program protecting americans from terrorists. >> top chiefs say the agency did nothing illegal, and part of the problem is leaked documents. they reveal rare details of america's surveillance techniques. >> vigorously defending the job agencies do to keep americ
and working to make the law work even better. and it's because you had a approach model that we built the affordable care act on this template of proven bipartisan success. your law was the model for the the nation's law. so let's look at what's happened. today the affordable care act requires insurance companies to abide by some of the strongest consumer protections this country has ever known. a true patient's bill of rights. no more discriminating against kids with pre-existing conditions. no more dropping your policy when you get sick and need it most. no more life time limits or restrictive annual limits. most plans have to cover free preventive care like mammogras a and birth control. young people can stay on their parents' plans up they turn 26. all of this is in place right now. it is working right they. all of this is in place right now. it is working right now.iyp the 26. all of this is in place right now. it is working right now.all of now. it is working right now.26. all of this is in place right now. it is working right now. the last element of this began on octobe
site does the financing of the new healthcare law work out? they have not released any numbers. not a single number about how many people have enrolled in. this that will be a moment of truth when we see those numbers in november. when the insurance companies look at this and say all right, who is signing up here? is it the right balance of younger and healthier people or just sicker and older people? just people qualifying for free coverage under medicaid? that is the critical moment of whether this law is going to work or not much. >> the preliminary numbers that we're getting, they are filtering out, suggestion the bulk of people signing up is medicaid. that's zero funding for this healthcare. >> medicaid was always expected to be part of the obama care expansion not the majority of it you need people to sign up who are contributing into the system otherwise it's just going to be a drain. >> it's curious i see jay carney duking it out with john karl i think to myself what is he thinking. >> pr body. worried about perceptions of this law. and the president mislead people will
went to harvard law school. the chicago years were critical. they answered the two big questions in life. what was his self identity as a black man and what was his home if iit was chicago. you have a guy who is intellectually more complicated and more knowing so an and one sees things with a greater degree of complexity. there asthere is an interestingf raw idealism and cold blooded pragmaticism which one saw in the whole syria mess. his first impulse was to act in what he thought was the highest morally defensible way and go in there for the chemical weapons and the more he thought about it and what was going on in the u.n. and what the ramifications were w. h , he decided no. he headed back to the united nation and threw it in their lap. >> bill, do you think any of these things will stick he has three years left. >> they are republican controversy. and they were trying to get the president involved. ronald reagan had the iran contra. and bill clinton had the lewinsky scandal and he survived and so far obama is surviving too. >> it will be interesting to he 15seewhat the next
with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> according to prepared testimony released by the white house, secretary see bellous will admit to some of the problems saying: >> she is expected to blame the website contractors saying they have not met expectations. last week in another congressional hearing, the lead contractors said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing of the system, something they say should have taken months. the white house is still promising a quick fix. >> by the end of november, the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up. >> they can use the call center, paper applications, then we have in-person assistance available in each state. >> president obama is scheduled to be in boston today. he's hoping to
upocorrespondent josh ber. you say he is one of the call california's most influential law mealawmakers. >> the family als has been on te scene for a while. the senator has been in office for just over 11 years. he is the chairman of the state's insurance commission and holds major sway over that industry. >> and is a member o film indusy and has a lot of power over holidahollywood as well. >> what do you see as the most significant allegations against him in the affidavit. >> all of these allegations are serious. you have a state senator accused of accepting $60,000 in bribes from fbi abilities. in a play to pay scheme or to influence legislation. those are serious allegations. >> there are allegations that there was an envelope of cash that exchanged hands in miami. the daughter and son on the payroll. there is a separate scheme as the fbi calls it in the affidavit regarding the health insurance regarding insurance payments to a hospital that was allegedly submitting inflated invoices. all of these are extremely serious allegations. the allegations say the charges that the fbi are con
the president made when he sold his health care law. promises such as if you like your health care plan you can keep it and that premiums would drop by $2,500. those promises, mr. speaker, are now on the ash heap of history. here's what i'm hearing from my district. a woman from allegeny county recently showed me the letter she got from her insurance letter. the letter begins -- this is to inform you that we'll discontinue your health care plan on december 31, 2013. mr. rothfus: a father tells me that his family's coverage will be terminated next year. another woman in the north hills tells me she gets insurance through her employer, a small business, but her share of the premiums are frippling. when a product comes with a promise that is broken, you take it back and look for a new product. the empowering patients first health and the american health care reform act are examples of new health care reform products we can look at. they are solutions that empower consumers and not washington elites and they are a good place to start. i thank the speaker and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: f
tapes the islands are an inherent part of its territory, both historically and under international law. >>> south korean foreign ministry officials regret that images from an nhk drama were used without permission in a website video that claimed sovereignty over disputed islands. japan claims an island in the sea of japan but south korea controls them. nearly 20 seconds of video was used from a battle scene from the battle clouds above the hill featuring the 1904 japanese war. after receiving an inquiry from nhk, south korean officials say they have no reason to believe that they were used. they deleted the video from their website on sunday. they told a private production firm to make the video and it apparently downloaded the images from the internet. the clip was made without the awareness that it belonged to nhk. >>> people in turkey are celebrating a milestone in their nation's history. tuesday marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the republic. japan's ties with the country go back even further. they began more than 120 years ago with a tragedy. >> reporter: a buckle with
. this is a current statute require this a law enforcement officer be able to provide prompt responsiveness with problems at screening check points. definition of prompt has been interpreted broadly. a uniformed standard should be applied to all category x airports which would examine a law enforcement officers within 300 feet of the passenger screening area. joining me now on the phone to talk about this letter is one of the authors, marshal l mcclain. we appreciate you joining us. were you involved in any effort to move airport police away from tsa checkpoints at l.a.x.? >> good evening, thank you for having me. let me explain, that letter is from an affiliation of sorts. three airport police associations on the west coast middle of america in dallas fort worth airport and new york, new jersey port authority. so we wanted to add a standardized plaque across the nation in ou security profiles would be throughout the airports. what we are doing at l.a.x. is not the same that new york's doing and not the same that dfw is doing. so we wanted to insure that we always have the correct amount of
's turned out to be the truth? do we -- we do a health care law reality check coming up with mark bertolini of aetna in a moment. >>> top white house adviser valerie jarrett tweeting nothing in obama care forces people out of their health plans. and nothing in the law is forcing insurance companies to tell people their plans are no longer offered. where's the discounnect. >> we'll do the fact-check when we speak exclusively to mark bertolini of aetna. stay tuned. ♪ [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. lease this cadillac ats for around $299 per month with premium care maintenance included. at bny mellon, our business is investments. managing them, moving them, making them work. we oversee 20% of the world's financial assets. and that gives us scale and insight no one else has. investment management combined with investment servicing. bringing the power of investments to people's lives. invested in the world. bny mellon. female narrator:
in terms of we understand under the case law. >> i would disagree with your assessment of the grandfathering exemptions. the regulation itself says it is a right and it's a definite. >> your case hinges on how we construe the grandfathering? >> not necessarily. the other exemptions have about be taken into account as well. >> we've gone through them. have i missed some? >> no, that is the point. >> well, they're insignificant. corporations you can't argue that as a basis. >> that is why we're here because we don't qualify for any of the exemptions. we're saying rifra requires we begin an exemption because of those other exemptions. we don't pretend we're a religious corporation. we have say the exercise of religion is not necessarily limited to people in the quote, unquote, religion business. anymore than in the bill lotty case, the supreme court rejected this approach that freedom of speech for corporations for corporations in the speech business. i frankly disagree with your honor's assessment of the scope of the exemptions. they're massive. >> there is a case, i don'
of appeal said the law can take effect while the lawsuit moves forward. an emergency appeal was made to the fifth circuit court arguing the law was constitutional. planned parenting argues it doesn't affect women. this is far from over. planned parenthood said the fight would continue. the court order is temporary until the court holds a hearing which is likely going to happen in january. in other words - to be continued. >> mark schneider in dallas. the senate intelligence committee voted in favour of tightening rules on the government's electronic surveillance program. it was a secret vote. it sets a 5-year limit on how long intelligence agencies can hold tonne records gathered. critics say it doesn't go far enough. the vet after a round of revelations about the national security agency. we have this report. >> these are the slides leaked by whistle blower edward snowden in june revealing u.s. authorities are demanding internet companies hand them user information. as long as the national security agency or the fbi are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and vide
's health care law that's going through a major stress test. and right now, the white house is reaching out for support in the face of continuous oh criticism of the law and its rollout. later this evening, the president will speak about the benefits of health care reform at an organizing for action event. and later this week, he'll travel to texas to thank volunteers helping people enroll in the new health care exchanges. the president is keeping up a furious public information push, as dueling headlines leave many consumers still confused over the law and its impact. in the "washington post" for consumers whose health premiums go up, sticker shock leads to anger. in the "new york times" millions eligible for free policies. and i'm sure you can imagine that last story was not the one singled out by losing presidential candidate mitt romney on "meet the press." >> i think the key thing that the president is trying to get away from, and that is that he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. and whether you like the model of obama care or not, the fact that th
law with its thousands of employees. also sprint ceo, dan hesse. mobility a huge issue. if there may be more consolidation in the telecom industry. softbank acquired 80% of sprint. >> trying to upgrade the spectrum for them. then on this halloween, easily the scariest, most horrifying story we can find. this morgan stanley report that says the world is running out of wine. >> what? >> i can hear our viewers now. >> what? [ screaming ] >> yes, we hear you, viewers. we'll have that story coming up a little bit later on "closing bell." won't we, maria? >> we will. let's check the markets as we approach this final hour for the month. dow jones industrial average off the highs down in negative territory, seven points. 15,611. strong october. the month very strong. we're ending on a mixed note. nasdaq composite actually higher today. although it, too, is coming off of the highs of the day. 3932. s&p 500 where we are looking at a fraction on the upside. quarter point. 1763. steady moves. >> very steady moves. on this halloween the man they call sugar daddy. here's bob pisani with a look at
their plans, yeah? >> several important agencies enforcing the new law, meaning the treasury, irs, hhs and the labor department. now the administration is out attacking nbc and other media outlets reporting facts out in the irs bulletins and the federal register about the new law. here is the deal, the bottom line. basically they were looking at market analysis that says a percentage of people basically turn over. they don't want their plans and ditch their plans and get new plans. when the individuals get new plans, the new plans may not meet the standards set down by the health reform laws, co-pays, coverages for preventive services and the like, the quote is in the federal register, which is the book that the government puts out showing the new laws, and rather the new regulations and the percentage of individual policies losing the grandfather status. meaning, they would lose the status of being qualified, could exceed 40 to 66, 67%. stuart: of the 14 million policies out there, up to 60%. >> 66% or 67%. stuart: some say higher, some say 80% could be kicked off the policies that th
. countries will enact their own data laws. internet that we think is unbroken and open around the world i fear it will be segmented as countries have their own rules and own protections. >> about six years ago when the president was running, you know if he gets in there our reputation around the world will be so much better. everybody hates george w. bush. this is all we need for a brand new world. little did we know while he was giving that speech in berlin his people were bugging every office. think about the damage this has done and this is one more of those bush/cheney programs that this administration has taken to ridiculous lengths. >> the real world implications is massive. the damage has been done that's not just political but mic economically. the idea that the president doesn't know about these things over and over again -- i imagine people think it's a better explanation than saying he did know. that's hard for me to see how it's a positive. if that is true that's alarming. given that they are arguing this wholesale review we have not heard a revamp of this from the president.
. and step number two is getting information to folks that the law even exists. >> this is what is so, so important. big picture here, the young people. and many of them don't even know this law exists. and those who do know it exists are trying to logon to a website that doesn't always work. it young healthy people cannot or do not sign up for health insurance, can obama care be saved? with me from washington, two of the best a.b. stoddard, associate editor of the hill, and ryan lizza. hello to both of you again. >> hello, brooke. >> hello, hello. you both watches the hearing along with us. i want to ask what piqued your political interest in a minute. first, this is the list we wanted from you. three ways to save obama care. we asked you both for your prescriptions. a.b., i'm beginning with you first. taking a look at your list, you say fix the website. you say, increasesebelius. >> right, you say increase penalties for opted out, and number three, launch a p.r. campaign of obama care happy stories. a.b., let me hone in on this increasing penalties for opting out. what do you mean? >> w
is maryland's top law enforcement official, has spoken out against underaged drink being. he and the parents of several teens rented a home in june, after his son's high school graduation. >> reporter: police here in town are not investigating whether adults illegally watched as minors consumed alcohol. they say too much time has passed to prove anything. >> those living nearby say south bethany is right for cracking down. >> every parent should be aware of what their children are doing at all times. i don't care if they're 12 or 19. >> reporter: and while the picture has been a blow to gansler's campaign for governor, what happened at this now quiet beachtown has sparked debate about parental responsibility. >> reporter: and gansler said he made a mistake, that he should have investigated whether there was underaged drinking going on while at that party. reporting live at the eastern shore, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> south bethany had eight complaints, down from 30 in 2009. >>> the three friends of boston marathon bombing suspect, dzokhar tsarnaev are back in court to investigat
children's lives. we're talking about lives that have been cut short unfortunately sadly by law enforcement because law enforcement didn't have the ability within a split nanosecond to discriminate between the real thing and a fake gun. >> federal law requires imitation guns to have an orange tip at the barrel but it doesn't cover pellet guns like the one lopez was carrying. >>> police departments are warning trick or treaters not to carry anything on halloween that could be mistaken for a weapon. >>> campbell police say four shooting suspects appear in footage captured by a surveillance camera. it shows three men and a woman behind the man with a cowboy hat at the spot the nightclub orchard drive 2 a.m. saturday. investigators say one of the four shot an employee of the club after he asked the group to turn down their music in a parking lot. police say the victim is recovering. >>> drunk driving is suspected in a deadly crash in sonoma valley last night. the chp says a jaguar veered into oncoming traffic and hit a toyota head on. a passenger into the jaguar was killed. all three people in
republican wants a bipartisan group to convene about the problems with the website and the law. there are serious concerns about obamacare's long term financial liability. early numbers from state exchanges, nearly all of those enrolled are being funneled into medicaid, not insurance plans that the system will depend upon for financeing. >> look, the system will never look unless there are five to seven million people in the private side of this exchange, not the medicaid side side. they are no near that. jenna: the architect of obamacare says he is not worried. >> we have until all the way to march 31st to get to five to seven million, we expect naturally, i don't pay attention to the numbers. wait, let me finish. people will put off buying until the end and those numbers are irrelevant. jenna: he said by end of november he might have some concerns. peter doocy is live in washington with more on all of this peter. >> reporter: jenna, consumers are still having problems signing up online, on the phone and in person. and the obama administration knows that it is because no matte
lawyer, majority or minority whip in the house, perhaps the law should have been more precise in the drafting to allow people to keep their plans as reports come out. that is not exactly the case people concede their plan because they don't meet the minimum benefit required, better established in the health-care law. we are not done with health-insurance hearings on capitol hill. tomorrow different committee and they will hear from the h h s secretary kathleen sibelius tomorrow morning. lori: that could be more painful than the testimony. rich edson. adam: nicole petallides is on the floor of the stock exchange with the look of the nicknames "after the bell". lori: yes. nicole: linkedin right now on the move just slightly to the downside down $0.19, $42 stock, it has run up 111%, it is a great performer. everybody, all the insiders will be looking at everything from mobile numbers to advertising revenue growth, they beat estimates in each of the past four quarters. the option groups have been betting on some volatility, and 9% volatility swing, you don't know which way. mobile
can afford the insurance plans. >> the new law is more than a website. >> reporter: she'll tell congress they have had 700,000 applications. from her medicare chief no word on how many have been able to get past the error messages to actually buy insurance. >> we will not have the numbers available until mid november. >> reporter: opponents are unconvinced that the faulty website and insurance itself are a good deal. >> there is no way to fix this. >> it is a public relations nightmare. >> it's not time for sanding to take place, but a chainsaw needs to come out. >> reporter: today, president obama heads to massachusetts to highlight how health reform worked there. he's under fire for promising americans could keep their insurance. for millions plans are being cancelled because they don't meet minimum standards. >> now they are told they can't. that's a lie. >> he didn't say anything wrong. >> reporter: the white house is tweaking the story. >> if you wanted it and it was available you could. >> reporter: so far 2 million people received cancellations. that may be just the begin
. he's not getting clemency. the fact he broke the law, he stole classified material. what i ask the question is, who has been fired at the nsa for being so sloppy, so negligent to allow a 29-year-old to allow a 29-year-old to walk away with highly classified material? nobody has to my knowledge. >> important question. senator leahy, thank you so much for your time this afternoon. we appreciate it. >>> coming up, big news at the supreme court. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams joins me next. stay with us. you're giving away pie? would you like apple or cherry? cherry. oil...or cream? definitely cream. [ male announcer ] never made with hydrogenated oil. oh, yeah. [ male announcer ] always made with real cream. the sound of reddi wip is the sound of joy. see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definite
. this court said that you could continue this dastardly law while the process is appealing and of course the dastardly law is that it's shutting down numbers of clinics because they're not within a 30 to 45-mile radius of an admitting facility like a hospital. these clinics have never been charged with any failure of duty in terms of the care they were giving these women. many of these women do not have access to care as it relates to their own personal needs. they have children at home. they're working. there are reasons that they are in crisis at this point. i'm hoping that this can have an emergency hearing before the fifth circuit and ask for a rehearing and i'm asking that it gets immediately to the court. while we're saying that, chris, people's lives are in jeopardy. women's lives are in jeopardy. shame on this court. shame on the republicans. shame on this governor of the state of texas, and we will continue to fight against this dastardly law. >> congresswoman sheila jackson lee, thank you very much. and to dana milbank and manu raju as well. >>> was the obama campaign consideri
will the affordable care act in boston at the same place that mitt romney signed into law his health care initiative. that coverage also on c-span. sticking with the president today -- peter baker in the new writes about the accountability on the nsa spying issue. here's peter baker's headline. post, bye washington scott wilson, controversies show how obama's inattention to detail may hurt his presidential legacy. we want to get your thoughts on this. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. independents, (202) 585-3882. tweet, @cspanwj. you can also post your comments on facebook or e-mail us. on both fronts on the nsa and the health care law, president obama's! down to this -- i did not know. no president can be aware of everything going on in a sprawling government that he theoretically manage. -- theoretically manages. this constant questions about how much in charge he really is. days, the president's health and human services secretary said that the -- that despite internal concerns in a mr. obama wasn, not told about serious problems with the new row graham's website until it
law takes center stage on capitol hill today. lawmakers prepare to grill health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius on the government's faulty insurance website and the millions of americans who have had their insurance policies canceled. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> the government's spy secrets come into the open. two of the nation's top intelligence officials defend the program that puts dozens of leaders under surveillance. >>> and while the red sox prepare for game six in the world series in boston, airplane trouble keeps the cardinals stuck in st. louis until late last night. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 30th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, president obama heads to boston today where he'll talk about his health insurance law. the affordable care act has been plagued by serious computer glitches, and there are now charges the president mislead consumers. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan
the law unconstitutional. the panel's decision means one-third of the abortion clinics in that state will not be able to perform the procedures. the ruling will remain in place until the court can run a pulling hearing next year. >> lawmakers hear from cia security officers for the first time later this month. they were among the first to respond when they were attacking. they will have closed door sessions november 11th. >> interesting stories. president obama's campaign considered dropping vice president joe biden from the 2012 ticket. his potential replacement then secretary of state hillary clinton. the bombshell details were revealed in the new book of the 2012 campaign. it is called double down game change 2013. the focus group sessions were held and polling was also done in late 2011 but they dropped the idea because aids determined there would be no significant political boost. it is all about politics. interesting stuff there. >> in thursday night football action the cincinnati benningals took on miami dolphins. miami down by 3 a great catch by brian heart line sets up a gam
. and he has had an enormous impact on the laws of this country, as they've--as they've been shaped. he is--he is--his voice has been heard, and there's not a year that goes by where they don't debate such standards as adding ethanol to gasoline, where the-the biggest--the biggest benefit for that rule is the archer daniels midland company. and there are people who say flat-out, you know, 'we are giving adm, we are giving dwayne andreas billions of dollars a year.' but it's--it's--his--his level of influ--his level of influence is virtually unprecedented. c-span: there's a--an allusion in your book to bob dole and bob strauss and dwayne andreas and david brinkley, all getting together at a certain place in florida. >> guest: the sea view hotel, which is owned by dwayne andreas. he--he gained control of it many years ago and became something of a--for lack of a better term, a local realtor for the politically powerful and started finding apartments, helping people get inside deals on apartments for his--for his friends among the powerful in washington, both in the political sphere, like bob
freedman abc7 news >> the mother of traf on-martin urging senators to change stand your ground laws. >> the shooting death of her 17-year-old son by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman sparked debate over stand your ground laws. 22 states have them, giving individuals right to use deadly force to defend themselves. >> the person that shot and killed my son is walking streets today. and this law does not work. >> many senate democrats have been supportive of changing laws but republicans say that should be left up to individual states >>> family and friends of a murder victim arrived for the preliminary hearing of a 16-year-old boy. christian burton pled not guilty to shooting an off duty paramedic. his father says he's being framed police say boyar was killed in the oakland hills during an attempted car jacking in april. boyar's widow attended today's court hearing talking about what she hopes will come from the death. you'll hear from her coming up on abc7 news at 5:00 >> numbers show gang related homicide cases in the city of san jose are down by nearly 43% from this tim
your doctor, you can keep your doctor. listen to debbie's tweet. debbie glosser says my in-laws lost their doctor of 18 years because of obama care. doctor said he would be breaking the law if he treated them. they were not able to keep their doctor. the president said if you like your health care plan you can keep your plan. listen to this. was dropped by anthem blue cross in colorado. don't know if i can keep my dock the tor. was planning to add my husband to my policy. can't afford it now because of the high premiums. one can't keep their doctor. one can't keep their health care plan and may not be able to keep their doctor. >> the volume, i have been looking at it all day, we have a lot of people writing about this. >> we are asking people to continue to tweet us your horror stories on the halloween. let us know how obama care is affecting you and your family. >> thank you very much. >> sure. >> we'll check in throughout the hour for more. send yours to @sean hannity on twitter. first we bring in juan williams and best selling author david limbaugh. juan, one of the the frustrati
. the federal appeals court reinstated a key part of a new abortion law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges privileges na hospital with 30 mi. of their clinic. >> if third of the clinics in texas cannot perform abortions as a result of the ruling. the law is being challenged by planned parenthood, but will remain in effect during the lawsuit. >> michigan man claims he tipped federal investigators investigators to the location of osama bin laden compound and pakistan years before his killing. and now it is seeking the $25 million reward. in >> a letter from a chicago- based law form representing tom lee says the 63 year old jim merchant report the location of been laughton's, pakistan compound in 2003. the letter was sent by the law firm to the f-be-i in august. >> it said a pakistani intelligence agent told lee that he escorted been lied and his family to his compound. bid line was killed in may 2011 due in may still raid. >> the city of boston is celebrating its world series. winning this morning. it is a bittersweet feeling for being town because of
to speed up logging laws in u.s. forests burned by wildfire. that includes yosemite national forest where the rim fire burned 400 square miles. republican lawmakers have sponsored legislation that would set aside u.s. environmental laws to boost logging in burned out for efforts. more than 200 biologists, ecologists, and others signed a bill o'reilly posing the bill. they say salvaging a forest after a fire is one of the worst things you can do for the habitat. >>> firefighters controlled a grass fire in san francisco yesterday, despite really difficult conditions. it began just before 10:00 in the morning near laguna hospital. firefighters had to work through fog and steep terrain to access it. they put it out give any buildings were damaged. >>> a big change ahead if you are one of those who like to have your electronics aboard the airline. pretty soon you won't be told to turn them off before takeoffs and landing. federal aviation administration has lifted restriction necessary place for 357 years for fear those -- for 37 years for fear they would interfere with radio transmissions. ou
, whatever is necessary. among ourselves we keep the law but when operating in the jungle, we must use the laws of the jungle, he wrote. this is what was violated by nsa activities. washington was playing by the laws of the jungle but inside europe's post-modern system. partly this is because the distinction is not easy to maintain. what if you look for terrorists within europe. that is people who still play by the laws of the jungle or even worse. america as a global power is operating all over the world trying to tackle some of the nastiest threats out there. perhaps it doesn't have the luxury to retreat to a garden and renounce nasty tactics. if it did, it's not likely that china, russia, al qaeda would follow suit. precisely because washington has to get its hands dirty, it should be smart about this. you don't stop terrorists in europe by listening in on angela merkel's cell phone. the rewards of spying on friendly heads of government are probably outweighed by the risks. and most troubling, it's not clear that many of these specific activities were clearly thought through and dir
security people. >> law enforcement source tells cnn before the repositioning, airport police officers complained to the union about being board with the assignment of being stationed behind the tsa checkpoint. do you think that could have prompted a switch? >> i don't know why they were board. i issue is, i think over time, i think that whole issue of airport security has evolved. i think initially when it was set up, they thought the primary point of danger was at the checkpoint when people were going to be searched. when they are going through the system at the particular point and you needed law enforcement there to protect the tsa officers and to take people into custody if they should show up at the screening with weapons or items that they shouldn't have. again, it was always where they were positioned after they went through the screening point. the key is, they wanted to move up front because you can see and determine a great deal of what may be occurring or what is about to occur, if you have eyes upon the arrival of people showing up at the airport, watching people leaving.
. the president just wrapped up a speech in boston, defending the healthcare law. >> a washington state man pleads guilty to mailing threatening letters to lawmakers. denise has more on how a maryland senator was targeted. and denise has more. >> reporter: maryland senator barbara mikulski was one of several lawmakers who fell victims to 54-year-old carlson. he is accused of mailing letters to mikulski and several other lawmakers in february 2012. the letters contained white powder, causing major concerns about bioterror attacks. carlson was caught after his wife reported to police that he had laced envelopes with a mixture of corn starch and celery salt. mary? >> denise, thank you. of about 100 letters sent out, most went to u.s. senators and members of congress. wjz is following a developing story. an employee at a city school, under investigation for lacing cookies with marijuana, is arrested on gun charges. a teacher, as i should say. several students at the reach partnership school got sick last week, after eating cookies, made with marijuana. according to our media partner, the baltimore su
officers to give them law enforcement status, in other words, guns and arrest powers to protect themselves and the public. meantime, the suspect, who allegedly targeted the tsa, remains in critical condition. cnn's stephanie elam has been piecing together the details of what happened, an incident that might have potentially been prevented. what are you learning? >> reporter: well, wolf, the idea of arming some tsa officers is just one idea that's being suggested in light of the shooting here. in the meantime, investigators continue to look for reasons why this 23-year-old shooter was allegedly so angry with the tsa. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting, and we heard the initial gun shots. >> reporter: police say alleged gunman paul ciancia entered los angeles international airport's terminal three friday morning armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. the fbi says it recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending pa
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